Pandemic…. Protests….. Problems!

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Update Saturday July 7th, 2020 1:00pm

California and Texas are two of the top states seeing an acceleration of new cases in just the past 7 days with 60,441 new cases in California and 51,834 new cases in Texas. One of the top counties in California is Los Angeles and in Texas it is Harris County, the very two counties the classes are scheduled to resume. California and Texas are both adjusting their phase guidelines and mandates. We are scheduled for classes resuming on the 20th of July in California and the 27th of July for Houston.

Emergency IQCIA Executive and IQC Program Board meetings have taken place weekly and addressed the staggering new case numbers in both states. We will be monitoring the CDC and State mandates daily and will update the web site as changes occur.

As always, IQCIA is fully committed to the health and well-being of every member of the IQCIA family and community. As we begin summer, I want to recognize the extraordinary dedication of our entire Board to IQCIA’s mission of conducting world-wide class teaching, and certifications, especially in these uncertain times. The various committees and teams are charged with envisioning how we can return each specific element of the IQCIA qualification and certification programs, planning in great detail, considering contingencies, and preparing us to be both nimble and thorough in our approach.

The health of our students, staff, and faculty is of paramount importance and guides our planning process. The IQCIA Executive and IQC Program Boards are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and associated communications from county, state, and federal authorities. The alarming acceleration of new cases, the IQCIA Boards feels that in the best interest and safety of all, to postpone all scheduled IQC Program classes to at late July, 2020. Please go to the course dates section on the web site for the latest updates of your class.

We at IQCIA appreciate your patience, understanding and concern for the safety of your Team members and IQCIA staff as we all move forward.

We must all do our part to slow the spread and protect everyone. Think about others, wear a mask in public, maintain proper social distance, and wash your hands like a surgeon. Be Safe..Stay Healthy…

IQCIA Director Releases Statement June 4th, 2020
The Founder and Director of the Individual Qualification Certification Institute of America, released the following statement:

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty and unrest in our cities, all of us here at IQCIA are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, clients, partners, and the many friends who make up IQCIA’s vibrant global family. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures and sacrifices in the attempt to slow its spread.

Nationwide protests sparked by the deaths of African Americans in police custody could fuel the pandemic, and health experts fear carriers of the virus who have no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at protests where social distancing is simply not taking place. The next 14 days shall provide an indicator of the current rate of spread for the Covid-19 Virus in the United States; the IQCIA Board will closely monitor the numbers of new cases from several sources including the CDC and John Hopkins University.

NEW SITUATIONS developing daily in our cities. New Safety Concerns beyond Covid-19 Pandemic. Peaceful Protests are not the issue here, it is the horrible crimes being committed by certain organized groups and individuals in many of our cities across America, including the two cities with upcoming scheduled TES classes, one next week in Houston, TX and the following week in Los Angeles, CA. The Floyd Family has announced the burial plans in Houston, TX next week, this will be the final resting place for Mr. Floyd. IQCIA wishes to offer our Condolences to the Floyd Family and our thoughts and Prayers are with his Family and friends.

The IQCIA Executive Board and IQC Program Board reached a decision for conducting the scheduled TES Class in Houston, Texas next week. Out of respect to the Family and friends of Mr. George Floyd and the final resting place for Mr. Floyd being Houston, TX, the board has postponed class for next week and is in the process of rescheduling the class. Updates will be posted on Monday June 8th.

Many believe that the end of this life on Earth, is the beginning of new Eternal Life. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with those families that have suffered loss at the hands of others and the Corona Virus.
May they rest in Peace.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we all find the right way to move forward during this most difficult period in our history, together.

” Be The Change You Want To See!”
” We Must Be The Change We Wish To See!”

Be Safe…Stay Healthy !

Sincerely,

David Bush, Director IQCIA

IQCIA TES Class Candidates

Please send your name, contact information and confirmation of attendance with class location and anticipated date to the Registration Officer. Registration Office email address: ro@iqcia.org

Covid – 19 Pandemic Moving Forward
The IQCIA Executive Board has been monitoring the Covid 19 Pandemic situation closely. The IQC Program Board submitted protocol, procedures and safe work practices concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic on Wednesday May 25th and were approved on June 1st, 2020.

The IQCIA Executive Board and IQC Program Board priority and number one focus being the safety and health of the Candidates and IQCIA Team Members. The Pandemic effects have been felt by everyone World Wide, we appreciate your understanding, patience and assistance in preventing the spread of this horrible invisible virus. We shall all navigate together through the “new normal” for moving forward in the safest way possible as we open the economy.
The IQCIA Executive Board has compiled the required measures to comply with Federal Guidelines, OSHA, CDC, FEMA, and each State; to establish the safest practices in presenting the IQC Tank Entry Supervisor Program. The Board has limited the Qualifying Certification Officers to just one instructor. David Bush, the IQCIA Master Qualifying Certification Officer, will be the QCO (instructor) for all classes until further notice.

The Board will not risk the exposure to the other IQCIA QCO (instructors). David received additional Covid-19 Testing on Friday the 15th and test results were negative. The IQC Executive Board deemed Air Travel as High Risk and mandated travel restricted to vehicle only.

The IQCIA Executive Board decisions, approved procedures and protocols have been updated on the web site as of Friday May 29th at 5:00 pm.
The venue with adequate space for the social distance protocols is being confirmed for each class location and scheduled class dates. The tentative dates are posted under course events.

The approved IQCIA Covid Class procedures should be reviewed by all candidates and the respective safety and health leader for each candidate’s company. All questions and any concerns will be addressed prior to the scheduled classes.

Stay Safe….Stay Healthy…

IQC Certification PROGRAMS
June 8th, 2020

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IQCIA Previous Registered Candidates

Please send your name and confirmation of attendance with class location and anticipated date to the Registration Officer. Her email address is: ro@iqcia.org

If you completed your registration process prior to the lock down, you will be automatically moved to the first available class in either Houston, TX or Los Angeles, CA. The Registration Officer will be completing the class rosters as the confirmations are received. The candidate responsibilities and procedures for attending the class will be issued once approved.

International Classes

All international classes have been placed in the “holding pattern”.
Once the US and the respected country involved have cleared the procedures for conducting the IQC Program, each candidate registered shall be updated by email.

Be Safe..Stay Healthy…..

OSHA News Release
U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus
https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-05-19/updated-interim-enforcement-response-plan-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

OSHA has recently release the Federal Guideline 3990 concerning the Corona Virus Emergency.
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Latest Release from OSHA concerning Covid-19 Corona Virus Pandemic
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOLOFCCP/bulletins/281ad69

Opening Up America Again

https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/?utm_source=ods&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wwr

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